16 May 2018 by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Mining & Minerals and Environmental Alert

CDH welcomes Ziyaad Hassam to its renowned Mining and Environmental team

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ziyaad Hassam as a Senior Associate in the firm’s Mining and Environmental team. Ziyaad garnered a wealth of environmental experience as a director at the Department of Environmental Affairs where he advised the Minister of Environmental Affairs. 

“For the past eight years, DealMakers has ranked CDH first for South African M&A deal flow, with our firm claiming 26% of the M&A market share. CDH has been key to a number of the largest and most prominent transactions in South Africa. The work undertaken by our environmental experts plays an important part in this impressive track record,” says Allan Reid, head of CDH’s Mining sector. “The valuable experience Ziyaad acquired during his time as a director of the Department of Environmental Affairs will add further strength and dimension to our firm’s client offering. We’re very excited to have him on board.”

“Ziyaad’s skill set and Government exposure will be highly beneficial to our clients who often battle through a raft of environmental regulatory challenges and changes,” explains Director, Sandra Gore in CDH’s Mining and Environmental team. “This valuable experience will also prove highly beneficial to our clients at large in respect of environmental administrative appeals and litigious matters.”

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